Technology is grand, we buy the latest and greatest, then join a forum to look for help with dealing with our purchase.....
bought a ss-700, refurbished, off ebay, i am not questioning the seller or whether the product was junk or not. I have bought refurb stuff before, and usually it is new products repackaged to sell at a lower price point. This ss-700 surely appeard new in all ways. packaging did say refurb.
tried to run a brew 6 times last night, pumps would run, water lever in full resevoir did not go down, after the pumps stopped, and about 3 or 4 minutes, a sharp puff from the return to resevoir spigot, a couple of drips, and back to not ready. went to bed, denied!
this morning, i plugged it back in, same deal 2 times. tried to unplug the power cord with delay, 2 more times, then some satisfaction, limited, but some, a louder pump ran, and the water level in the resevoir dropped several inches, then i could hear the sound of water heating.....the sound coffee makers make as the element heats up. then the same puff, dribble, not ready, (the coffee maker, I was ready)
then I got on the computer and found this forum and that consumers reports had mislead me into believing that this was a quality machine! I read the trick about restarting it with the resevoir off, and then putting it on. i tried that.....more boiling water sounds.......all of a sudden a stream of very hot water, 10 ounces, i am guessing, pours out of the return spigot into the resevoir. If that water just could have decided to go thru the needle, i would be satisfied!
unplugged again, wait a minute, remove the resevoir, plug it back in, turn it on, it asks for the water, put the resevoir back on, hear the water heating, open the head, close the head, all the buttons light up, I push the rinse button, and OMG! hot water pours out the hole where I pray to have coffee come out of! I jump up, sending the chair across the room, crush my cigarette out on the counter and fumble for a K-cup! I open the head, and ram it home!
Slap the head closed, select 10 oz, push brew, and said 7 Hail Mary's. Son of a b*%@#! out pours coffee! I am enjoying some wonderful Caribou coffee as I type this.
Friends, Is it this hard to get a single serving of coffee? I have a Cusinart grind and brew, that once i gave up on the grind part, turned into an awesome coffee maker. i was just hoping to not have to make a pot just for myself. I have read most of this thread and do not have much hope for the future of this ss-700. I have 2 Kuerig commercial machines at work, and customers and staff all use them continuously, with no problems.
My ss-700 healed itself over 20 or so tries to get something out of the pour spout. I will try again this afternoon. y'all say a prayer for me. Thanks